The 10 Coolest Kid-Friendly Hotels in the World. #3 Is Unforgettable!

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10 coolest kid-friendly hotels

 

#1. Giraffe Manor — Nairobi, Kenya

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Photo credit: Visiting Kenya

Animal lovers won’t deny that Giraffe Manor is one of the coolest places to stay in the world. Endangered Rothschild giraffes will dip their heads into your hotel window in search of tasty treats or a pet on the head. Visitors also gain access to sightseeing vehicles, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Marula Craft Studios, an art gallery, massages and tons of other activities to please kids an adults.

#2. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – Saariselkä, Finland

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Photo credit: Visit Finland

When your kids just can’t get enough of playing in the snow, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort’s snow igloos, cabins and glass igloos will keep them happy 24 hours a day. Plan your trip before the holidays, and you’re guaranteed to get in the spirit at Santa’s home, on reindeer safaris and exploring the rest of this majestic winter wonderland.

#3. Hotel Costa Verde — Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Hotel Costa Verde

Plan an unforgettable stay in the Hotel Costa Verde’s 727 Fuselage Home, a 1965 Boeing 727 that has been completely refurbished into a one-of-a-kind hotel suite. The two bedrooms give you and the kids plenty of room to spread out, and the plane’s jungle location means you’ll have more monkeys than people as neighbors.

#4. Disney’s Pop Century Resort — Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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If your kids are a fan of Disney, they’ll fall in love with Disney’s Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This resort is themed around 20th century pop culture. Each area of the resort is based on a decade, from bowling in the 50s to hip-hop dance in the 90s. Not only will your kids love this resort, but you’ll also get to relive your own childhood and what could be better than that?

#5. Urraca Private Island – Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Photo credit: Urraca Private Island

The Maldives isn’t the only place in the world to stay in a breathtaking bungalow on stilts. You’ll save a pretty penny by staying at the Urraca Private Islands in Panama, and your kids will love the environmentally-friendly atmosphere. Swim with the dolphins, admire the wildlife, play in the heated natural pool and enjoy your family time together on an untouched Panama island.

#6. Fantasyland Hotel — Edmonton, Canada

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Photo credit: Christopher Elliot

The Fantasyland Hotel is one of the most kid-friendly in the world with a variety of rooms to spark your little one’s imagination. Whether you decide to be transported into an igloo, an old western movie, a truck stop or onto a train or a Polynesian island, your family will never forget their stay at Fantasyland. And don’t forget about the Galaxyland Amusement Park, World Waterpark, Ice Palace Skating Rink and countless other attractions available right next door at the West Edmonton Mall.

#7. Nickelodeon Suites Resort — Orlando, United States

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Photo credit: Nick Hotel

If you thought Disney World would be the highlight of your Orlando you vacation, you’re probably wrong. The Nickelodeon Suites Resort, and its 24 acres of Nickelodeon-themed fun, might just make your kids want to leave the theme park early. Wild water parks, live kid-friendly entertainment and Nickelodeon cartoon-themed rooms will keep your kids raving about their Orlando vacation for years to come.

#8. Travelodge Hotel — Saskatoon, Canada

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Photo credit: Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon

Travelodge may seem like an everyday hotel chain, but the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, offers themed rooms that will make your next Canadian vacation unlike any other. Sleep under the sea, at a race track, in outer space or in a medieval castle. And when you venture out of your room, your family will love the heated pool, water slide and hot tub.

#9. The Hobbit Motel — Waitomo, New Zealand

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Photo credit: Squiggle

The Hobbit Motel is just as exciting for adult Lord of the Rings fans as it is for little ones. And the Hobbit Motel isn’t the only unique place to stay at Woodlyn Park in Waitomo. In addition to staying in the specially designed Hobbit units, visitors can stay in a 1950s rail car, an airplane or an old World War II boat named The Waitanic. Even better, all of these unique accommodations are located minutes from the Waitomo Caves.

#10. Legoland Hotel — Carlsbad, United States

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Photo credit: Nathan Rupert

Kids have become as drawn to Legoland as they are Disneyland in California, and the Legoland Hotel certainly adds to the appeal. Not only does this hotel look like it’s made out of Legos, it’s packed with non-stop entertainment for kids and their parents. From the bucket of Legos in your room and resort-style pool to the nightly entertainment and early access to the Legoland park, your kids will never want to leave this magical hotel.

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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